Friday, August 2, 2013

On the farm

Mikes back and now for feels so good to write that! 
 And to think I thought it would only take a couple of months
....boy was I naive!  
Mind you if you were to tell me when I made the decision that it would take 18 months, I don't think I would have ever been so eager to take the plunge.

So this week we've spent our time reconnecting as a family
....taking it slow, doing a monthly food shop with all the kids...
 and it was actually fun! crazy I know!! 
and just generally sorting out loose ends with the business.

And for all my effort over this last year and half, I allocated myself a camera from the was sort of a pat on my back, aswell as our last big spend before every penny counts
...that and my last camera fell of the shelf - oops!

So today armed with my brand spanking new camera, 
I took a little walk down the land
  I was determined to take some photos of our newly shorn sheep, they look so different that our neighbours were convinced we'd gone a bought some new goats!  but this was the best shot I could get

Mainly because, everyone wanted to join me, and kids who like to beat box and dance while you're trying to stealthily creep up on sheep doesn't make it work!

 Besides our curious cows were far more interested!

Infact you can't walk around the land anymore without them one step behind you 

and when you turn around they stop and turn their heads, just like below....kind of like "if I don't see you, you don't see me"! 

 I think this comes from us being quite hands on with our animals right from day was the same with our pigs, chickens and now our for the sheep, tooo skittish!

Mind you with those horns....sometimes they can be a bit over friendly!!

Regardless, we really enjoyed watching the kids 
exploring and having fun climbing the trees   

And falling into the mud!

And being able to capture it on film.....Lucky me!!

My Family.....(minus one...who was still having a bath! )

Ps: thankyou to everyone that have left such encouraging and thoughtful comments in the last year and's really meant alot to me.....Thankyou xx


Leanne M said...Best Blogger Tips

Busting out the moves in the paddock in the shorts you made them, I see. Crack up! Remember these happy moments you have with having Mike back home, they'll help on the days when you resent having more laundry and cleaning up to do ;).

Max said...Best Blogger Tips

i can just imagine you, the pied piper of the farm with animals and children all following you along!
have a wonderful weekend with ALL your whanua under the same roof at last x

Juliet @ Tartankiwi said...Best Blogger Tips

So so happy for you that this day has finally arrived and that your family is fimally all together in Northland for good! Enjoy being a family again!
You have been a real inspiration with the way that you have coped over the last year and a half!

Schulz Family said...Best Blogger Tips

How awesome to have everyone home at last. I know what it is like as my husband had to travel overseas for work a lot (mexico) and was away for 8 months out of 12. it was exhausting and I did not even home school

Susan C. said...Best Blogger Tips

Good times! Love your cows.....quick act nonchalant and they won't suspect a thing.....hahahahaha.

Hooray that the hard work has paid off....:-)

Leonie said...Best Blogger Tips

Whoohoo for all being back together!! What a lovely feeling for you all and yay for new toys and cheeky cows! What a lovely special family you are - enjoy your new togetherness and well done you awesome mum for making it through the last 18 months! Inspiring xx

A little bit Country said...Best Blogger Tips

Lovely post. 18 months is a long time when kiddies are involved. Well done you. Totally deserve that camera. Have a great week xo

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